Assistant Professor- Systems Biology


The Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Systems Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016.

We will consider all outstanding applicants with a track record and demonstrated excellence in applying systems biology and/or synthetic biology approaches to address basic biological questions that will complement the strengths of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology in genomics, plant and microbial biology, cell and developmental biology, or neuroscience. The University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions represent an outstanding world-class scientific environment with a highly interactive community of researchers.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field (e.g., Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Genome Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, etc.), and substantial postdoctoral experience. The candidate will be expected to pursue a vigorous internationally recognized research program. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. In addition, we expect a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at lang=en&job=1501236. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about the position please contact All application materials should be submitted online.

Please see submission guidelines at Application materials should be combined into a single PDF file. Applicants should ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the Chair of the department via email to by the closing date, November 30, 2015. Please ensure the candidate’s name is included in the subject line and that letters are on department letterhead and signed by the referee.
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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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